Commanding Officer, USCGC Steadfast (WMEC-623)
Commander Charles Alcock first entered the Coast Guard by enlisting in 1985. His first tour of duty was serving in CGC RESOLUTE, Astoria Oregon 1985-1988, then Station Chetco River Oregon 1988-1991 and finally CGC FIREBUSH, Kodiak Alaska 1991. He attended Officer’s Candidate School in 1991 in Yorktown VA. During his commissioned officer career he has served in the following; District Fourteen readiness and training staff Honolulu Hawaii 1991-1993, followed by DWO tour in CGC ACUSHNET Eureka California 1993-1995, Executive Officer CGC KATMAI BAY Sault Ste Marie Michigan 1995-1997, Operations Officer Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Center Seattle Washington 1997-2000, Commanding Officer CGC KATMAI BAY, Sault Ste Marie Michigan 2000-2003, District Nine Assistant Branch Chief AToN 2003-2006, Executive Officer CGC ALERT, Astoria Oregon 2006-2008 and most recently District Seventeen Chief of Response Enforcement Juneau Alaska 2008-2012. His decorations include: Two Meritorious Service Medal, three CG Commendation Medals, three CG Achievement Medal, two Comdt Letter of Commendation, two and Coast Guard Good Conduct.